Is a bowed left wrist good?

Is a bowed left wrist good?

The issue of playing with the left wrist bowed is that it puts too much pressure on the back as the lower body cannot turn fast enough and the pressure through impact is placed on the back. If players want to emulate one of the greatest swings of all time just admire Hogan’s and forget that bowed left wrist.

What does a bowed left wrist do?

Many golfers also associate this position with drawers of the golf ball. The left wrist is bowed, so the clubface is shut and thus you will produce a draw. It is true that a bowed wrist can help create a draw, but you can also hit power fades from this position, as Koepka often demonstrates off the tee.

What does bowing your wrist mean?

The more you rotate, the better off you’ll be. OK, with that said, swinging down with a bowed left wrist means your right palm will be facing down (above). This opens the clubface just enough to put a little fade spin on the ball, and it gathers more speed for the hit, just like cracking a whip.

How do I stop my left wrist from breaking down?

The reason the left wrist buckles at impact is that the left hand tends to stop and the right hand continues to push. The way to correct this is to concentrate on making the left hand accelerate through impact and extend both hands and arms toward the target on the follow-through.

How does Dustin Johnson hit a fade with a bowed wrist?

It’s sometimes indiscernible, but Johnson typically sets up aligned slightly left—or open— in relation to the target line (above). That alters his swing just enough to keep the clubface a little open in relation to his swing path at impact, and that’s what makes the ball fade.

Why does Dustin Johnson touch his elbow?

You may have noticed him doing it: As he steps into the putt following his practice strokes, he holds his right arm with his left hand. That allows the arms to swing the putter more inside on the backswing and start the ball on line as it comes through.

What does a flat left wrist mean in golf?

A solid, flat left wrist in the backswing of the golf swing assists with keeping the golf club on plane, keeps the transition from getting loose, helps stop over swinging and most importantly helps the golfer hit straight golf shots with consistent, controlled trajectory.